In a shocking incident that has left the online community in a state of outrage, a primary school teacher is under intense scrutiny after allegedly slapping a 7-year-old student, causing his cheek to swell.
The incident came to light when a post on a social media platform, “X,” detailed the distressing episode that unfolded in a primary school in Klang.
Slapped by a teacher for not being able to find letter
According to the account shared on the platform, the victim, a 7-year-old boy, was subjected to a brutal slap by his teacher, which resulted in severe swelling on his cheek.
The victim’s cousin, who posted the account, expressed her shock and anger at the teacher’s actions.
She questioned why the teacher hadn’t offered assistance in finding the letter instead of resorting to violence, especially considering the incident occurred in front of other students and teachers.
The teacher asked for a letter, my cousin was looking for it in the bag and couldn’t find it, then just because my cousin couldn’t find it, she slapped my cousin????? WHY DIDN’T SHE HELP FIND IT AT LEAST??? WHY SHOULD HE GET SLAPPED IN FRONT OF A LOT OF PEOPLE?? the poster exclaimed.
Doctor confirms swelling after classroom assault
The victim, accompanied by his mother, was rushed to a clinic where a doctor confirmed the swelling on his cheek as a result of the slap.
Disturbingly, it appears that those who witnessed the incident did not immediately inquire about the victim’s condition.
The cousin questioned the teacher’s actions, saying, “The teacher is obviously bigger than a 7-year-old boy. What came to your senses when you were slapping him, if you have a big body, your hands must be big, right?
Later, it was revealed that the missing letter was found after the assault.
It has now reached to the authorities
The incident has now escalated into a police case, with authorities reportedly reaching out to the suspected teacher.
Additionally, the headmaster of the school reached out to the victim’s family in an attempt to resolve the matter.
However, the cousin expressed disappointment in the school’s initial response, revealing that they were slow to react due to ongoing courses.
To date, the teacher responsible for the assault has not contacted the victim’s parents to apologize or inquire about the child’s condition.
The headmaster has repeatedly apologized and expressed a desire to visit the victim’s family.
Could not bear to hear the teacher’s name
The cousin also revealed that the young victim has developed a fever and is traumatised to the extent that he covers his ears whenever the teacher’s name is mentioned.
Despite the school’s efforts to make amends, the teacher has not reached out to the victim’s parents to offer an apology or inquire about the child’s condition.
The headmaster, meanwhile, has expressed remorse for the incident and expressed a desire to visit the suspect’s home.
What netizens have to say
Following the recent incident where a teacher allegedly slapped a 7-year-old student, more people are sharing their own experiences of teacher abuse.
One parent revealed, “My child was hit with a pen that landed near his eyes. He had to go to the treatment room for the injury. When other teachers asked why it happened, the offending teacher just brushed it off as normal, as if my child did something wrong.”
Others expressed frustration with those who had suffered abuse but stayed quiet. One commenter said, “I saw comments from people who got slapped by their teachers but never reported it. If you’re okay with it now that you’re grown, you should at least help protect the victims. It’s upsetting to read such comments.”
Another person shared, “I can’t believe such cases still happen today. Why would you touch someone’s face? That’s dangerous.”
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These stories show that incidents like the recent one are not isolated and emphasize the need to examine the education system and protect students from any form of abuse.
Our heartfelt wish is for the student to be on the path to recovery, and we fervently hope that justice will indeed prevail.